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Lightning Or Legendry?: The Chase Vault Moving Coffin Mystery Revisited

The moving coffins of Barbados have been a staple subject of books on the unexplained for over a century, and yet no one has so far provided a wholly satisfactory solution to the mystery. BENJAMIN RADFORD argues that we might have been looking in the wrong place...

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November 2019

The Haunted Generation

Bob Fischer Rounds Up The Latest News From The Parallel Worlds Of Popular Hauntology...

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November 2019

The House On The Borderland In Search Of William Hope Hodgson

In his new book, EDWARD PARNELL goes in search of the ‘sequestered places’ of the British Isles and explores how these haunted landscapes shaped a kaleidoscopic spectrum of literature and cinema. Here, he arrives in Cardiganshire to look for the house in which the neglected master of weird fiction William Hope Hodgson wrote one of his greatest works.

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November 2019

Fortean Traveller: 117. The Mediæval Crime Museum, Rothenburg, Germany Fortean Traveller

STEVE TOASE feels the thumbscrews tighten as he explores a grisly collection exploring the history of mediæval torture and its relationship with the law

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November 2019

Where Ghosts Gather

In 1977, Usborne published World of the Unknown: Ghosts, the children’s book that inspired a generation of junior forteans. Four decades on, following a concerted fan campaign, the book is back in print... and the perpetually haunted BOB FISCHER tracked down its pleasantly surprised writer, Christopher Maynard, to discuss its genesis and unexpected impact.

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November 2019

A Bang On The Head

MARK GREENER explains how traumatic brain injury can change personality, creating serial killers and even vampires.

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November 2019

Classical Corner

FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED

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February 2018

High Priests And Kraken Soup

Richard Freeman in a recent opinion piece (FT357:55) discussed the fascinating life of Pierre Denys de Montfort, who, according to the article, died penniless in the gutter in Paris having seen his career destroyed because he argued for something that the “high priests of science deemed to be an old wives tale” – the existence of giant cephalopods (the taxonomic group that consists of squids, cuttlefishes and octopuses).

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January 2018

It Happened To Me...

The road beyond the village drops and twists steeply, so I drove cautiously.

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Christmas 2017

Living With Gods

DAVID V BARRETT visits a new exhibition at the British Museum with an emphasis on the universals of religious practice

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Christmas 2017

Monkey Business

Monkey selfie copyright battle ends at last

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Christmas 2017

Strange Continent

Unfazed by Brexit, ULRICH MAGIN and THEO PAIJMANS round up the weirdest news from across Europe...

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Christmas 2017

Twenty Years of 'Myths Over Miami'

IAN SIMMONS wonders what happened to the strange children’s mythology uncovered by journalist Linda Edwards

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Christmas 2017

Touching The Void

DAVID HAMBLING looks at scientific attempts to probe the mysteries of the Great Pyramid

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Christmas 2017

Medical Bag

India’s electricity eating “Living Light Bulb” and the man who swallowed a traffic cone

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December 2017

Blood-Suckers And Time-Travellers

A drunken warning from the future, plus violence against suspected vampires breaks out in Africa

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December 2017

Medical Bag

Fortean follicles equal permanent frizz for little girls and youthful locks for cancer patients

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November 2017

Bodies On Ice

Couple who went missing 75 years ago ... found by chance in thawing Swiss glacier

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October 2017

Pelting Presecution

A poltergeist that throws hot stones is making life a misery for a Bulawayo family

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September 2017

Followers Of Female Jesus Busted

More members of the Church of Almighty God arrested as China cracks down on religious cult

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September 2017

Britain's X-Files 2017

DAVID CLARKE sifts through the latest batch of UFO files released by the National Archive

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September 2017

Searching For The Place Of The Skull

As pilgrims descend on the holy land to celebrate easter, Ted Harrison proffers a word of caution: if you’re looking for the location of jesus’s crucfixion and burial then, tradition aside, you need to investigate a growing list of competing sites. Just where exactly was golgotha?

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April 2017

Modern Imperialists

Russian monarchists plan the Romanovs’ return; German nationalists rewrite history.

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April 2017

Archaeology

Paul sieveking reports on an enigmatic statuette from a museum vault, a neolithic ‘nativity scene’ that predates the birth of christ by 3,000 years and a claim that abraham vandalised turkey’s most ancient site.

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April 2017

The Taking Of Dr Moore... And His Return

As he embarks upon a comprehensive survey of historical claims for levitation and other forms of supernatural transportation, BOB RICKARD will be posting occasional bulletins in FT on some interesting cases, such as this fairy abduction from 17th century Ireland.

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March 2017

Ancient Assassins?

BARRY BALDWIN sifts through the evidence at a pair of classical crime scenes in an attempt to figure out who done what to whom in a saga of political conspiracy and family plots that makes Game of Thrones look like The Waltons...

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March 2017

Tamám Shud The Mystery Of Australia's Unknown Man

On 1 December 1948, a man’s body was found on the beach of an Adelaide suburb. Who he was and how he died have remained a mystery for nearly 70 years, despite a trail of bizarre and tantalising clues. ROY BAINTON re-opens Australia’s weirdest cold case file. 

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March 2017

Foreseeing a Disaster?

Forgotten Dreams of Aberfan.

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February 2017

Blacktide Was Freuda Fraid of the Occult?

Sigmund freud’s new ‘science’ of psychoanalysis was meant to shine a wholly materialistic light on the mysteries of the human mind and banish the supernatural forever. But, asks Gary Lachman, was freud secretly troubled by the strange phenomena he publicly disavowed? And what about jung and the case of the poltergeist in the bookcase?

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February 2017

Nosewitness the Smell of High Strangeness

Research into strange phenomena has tended to concentrate on visual and audio data, but witness accounts of everything from UFO encounters to monster sightings often contain intriguing references to supernatural scents and paranormal pongs. JOSHUA CUTCHIN  argues that it’s time we took olfactory evidence for forteana seriously…

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February 2017

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